November 1st-December 10th
Once again, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated will be teaming up with Vaccine Ambassadors, a Chapel Hill nonprofit to protect children and families residing in Latin America and the Caribbean with life-saving vaccines in their Celebrate Your Life campaign.
Members will be donating a dollar for each year of their life ($20 minimum if you are shy).
Friends and family can join in the celebration by making a donation in their honor!
Each year, 1.5 million children don't live to see their 5th birthday due to vaccine-preventable diseases. That is a loss of life every 20 seconds.
The World Health Organization estimates that more than 80 million infants are at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases due to disruptions in immunization services from COVID-19. Now more than ever, we need to protect children and families from the diseases that we can prevent.
This pandemic has served to remind us of the power that vaccines have to prevent illness and save lives. Vaccines protect individuals, communities, and the healthcare systems struggling to meet the demands of this public health crises.